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BELOW DAM SOUTH CAROLINA, SC

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a popular park just below J. Strom Thurmond Lake Dam along the Savannah River. The park is located on Power Plant Road just off South Carolina State Highway 221 near the Visitor Center. The Savannah River offers excellent fishing and boating...
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Caution: strong currents in river; absolutely no swimming or wading
  • Please bring your confirmation letter to the park; it is required for check-in
  • Park hours are 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Shelter must be occupied by 2 p.m.
  • The beach area and other park amenities are available for the reservation group as well as to the general public
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed
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Overview

Overview

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a popular park just below J. Strom Thurmond Lake Dam along the Savannah River. The park is located on Power Plant Road just off South Carolina State Highway 221 near the Visitor Center. The Savannah River offers excellent fishing and boating opportunities.

Natural Features:

Hot, humid summers and mild, pleasant winters characterize this heavily wooded area on the shore of Thurmond Lake. A mixed pine and hardwood forest covers the site, providing summer shade and fall color. Elevation is 235' above sea level.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake. Visitors regularly see southern bald eagles, osprey, migratory waterfowl, wild turkeys and whitetail deer.

Recreation:

The 70,000 acre Thurmond Lake provides some of the best fishing, hunting, and water sports in the southeastern United States. Anglers fish for largemouth bass, bream, crappie, catfish and striped bass. The large lake offers endless boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and swimming opportunities.

Facilities:

Below Dam South Carolina Recreation Area is a wooded day-use area with several group picnic shelters. One shelter has electrical hookups.

Other amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, fishing pier, hiking trail and playground. There is no swimming at this park.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous parks and recreation areas lie around Thurmond Lake, providing additional boating, swimming, hunting and hiking opportunities. Nearby cities house museums, art galleries, zoos, restaurants and shopping areas.

The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the Masters Golf Tournament annually the first week of April.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Fri Oct 03 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Fri Oct 03 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $10.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
33.65833, -82.20917
33°39'30"N, 82°12'33"W

The day use area is located just outside Clarks Hill, SC, west off US 221, just below the dam
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BELOW DAM SOUTH CAROLINA
510 CLARKS HILL HIGHWAY
CLARKS HILL  SC  29821-9701

Phone Number:

Information:  (800)533-3478